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Obama Puts The Spotlight On Hispanic Education With Online Town Hall

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

On the U.S. Department of Education's blog, the White House announced that President Obama will coordinate with Spanish-language media company Univisi...

Music: Richard Thompson at Town Hall

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Richard Thompson tackles two rock cliches in one fell swoop with his current album and tour.

Bringing Back Broadway Originals

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danny Groner

Broadway singers past and present gathered together on Sunday at the Broadway Cabaret Festival's Broadway Originals to belt out the songs that helped launch their careers.

Erie, PA Town Hall: "No Country Ever Went Broke Investing in Its Own People"

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

I recently spoke with a Tea Party member who did not know that it is government that builds the roads, airports, sewer systems, etc. that make up the infrastructure that is the foundation of our country's ability to have companies at all.

Friday Talking Points [143] -- Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Appeal?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

[OK, that was rather a fun title to write, but I have to at least begin with a warning that, while today's column is almost completely Obama-centric i...

Why Doesn't Obama Love Us Anymore, Mommy?

Edward Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Edward Murray

Don't pretend your kids' educations or your small business loan would be paid for if Obama was doing a better job or if McCain/Palin won. Think you're exhausted now? Imagine how tired you'd be from being so pissed off if Obama lost.

Airborne Toxic Event Bring Release to Town Hall

Salvatore Bono | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Salvatore Bono

The absolute highlight of the acoustic set and gig came during "Papillion" where they performed a medley featuring Bruce Springsteen's "I'm on Fire," and Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues."

Cyndi Lauper Sings Sultry Blues At The Town Hall

Bradford Shellhammer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Bradford Shellhammer

Cyndi Lauper's sold out show at New York City's Town Hall in Times Square Wednesday night was a bittersweet performance. Playing her hometown, the Q...

Brad Sherman's Middle East Town Hall Rife With Fear and Aggression

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

On July 3, 2010, I received an email from a friend informing me that Congressman Brad Sherman, who is seeking reelection to his 8th term in California...

Town Hall Social Media Platform For Politicians Launches

mashable.com | 14 Minutes Ago Jennifer Van Grove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Twitter and Facebook have become important platforms for politicians and public figures to connect with their constituents and fans. Today Microsoft i...

O'Reilly Media's Laurel Ruma on Open Government

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Many of us have heard about open government -- this is where government from all levels make their services available online. In addition to making...

Go Nuclear: Health Care 51 Budget Reconciliation

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Donahue

Ironically, Scott Brown is the vote the Democrats need to change the game on their health care strategy. He makes it plausible and relevant to the Budget Reconciliation process for a 51-vote reconciliation to include health care.

Elyria, Ohio Used As Backdrop Of Obama Town Hall Speech

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Elyria, Ohio, a city with a population of 55,000 and just outside of Cleveland, was the scene of President Barack Obama's Town Hall address today abou...

Stage Door: Il Mondo Della Luna, Capitol Steps

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

Consider it must-see opera. In a first for the Hayden Planetarium, it will stage Joseph Haydn's comic opera Il Mondo Della Luna through Jan. 28.

GOP Desperately Trying To Gin Up New Town Hall Anger

Politico | MANU RAJU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans are looking to resurrect the angry town halls of August in the last few weeks of November. Senate Republican Conference Chairman Lamar ...

Obama Asked "Why Do People Hate You?" By Fourth Grader (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a town hall meeting in New Orleans Thursday, fourth-grader Terrence Scott earnestly asked the question that has probably been on many people's mind...

HuffPost Editor Roy Sekoff Discusses Shameless Tea Party Heckling Of Hough Family On 'The Ed Show' (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV

Earlier this month, members of the Chicago Tea Party Patriots heckled a pair of town hall speakers who lost their daughter-in-law and unborn grandchil...

Stage Door: Geniuses of the American Musical Theatre, Linda Eder

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

Linda Eder, a veteran of the concert stage, returns to Town Hall Oct. 17 as part of the Broadway Cabaret Festival, running Oct. 16-18.

What 'Bin Laden' Is Saying About Glenn Beck

Beau Friedlander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beau Friedlander

Osama bin Laden, if that was him (doesn't matter if it was just a garden-variety US-hater), pointed out that the president is vulnerable. What did he mean?

Friday Talking Points [92] -- The End Of Silly Season

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Sadly, Obama's speech to school children has become mired in manufactured controversy from the right, with typical sky-is-falling rhetoric about the evil, evil man who occupies the Oval Office.

Democratic Voters Rally to Pressure Their Representatives at Orlando Town Hall

Jerry Waxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Waxman

Senators like Bill Nelson need to realize that they can't just automatically take Democratic voters for granted: if they are going to seek reelection they are going to have to earn their votes.

Still Campaigning

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

The president's time is limited, and he's got no time like a member of Congress for hit-and-run needs. He has to lead for the real needs of the country.

Rep. Kirk Stocks Town Hall With Supporters, Claims Only 7 Million Uninsured Americans

HuffPost's Eyes & Ears | Ellen Gill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Kirk had sent emails to his supporters instructing them to come hours before the event and reserve seats in the small meeting room. Opposing reformers... were left out.

What to Ask at a Town Hall on Health Care

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deane Waldman

What to ask our Representatives at town hall meeting, and in letters or emails.

Abortion Is New Front in Health Care Battle

Wall Street Journal | FAWN JOHNSON and LAURA MECKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Most versions of the Democratic health plan would create subsidies for lower-income people to buy private health insurance. If that insurance includes...